With only one home run over the last 6 games, A-Rod's drawn-out march to 600 makes it's way to Cleveland, where the Yankees begin a 4-game set against the Tribe. For a city still smarting from 'The Decision', its a reason to get off the couch and go to a sporting event, if only for a night. Prices for the first game of the series were up almost 25% in the 24 hours since A-Rod failed to get 600 against the Royals Sunday. As of 3pm ET Monday, tickets for the game were 35% above the Indians season average of $54.
All other games in the series are selling right around the Indians season average, with the exception of Wednesday night's game which is a "Fill the House for Charity" night. Each Wednesday, the Indians donate $5 from each ticket they sell to the designated charity. This week's charity is the Special Olympics. If A-Rod doesn't connect on Monday night, prices for Tuesday's and Thursday's game will likely move up as well, giving Indians fans a slightly-less worthy cause to come to the ballpark for. It will also be an unpleasant reminder of the the kind of achievement that overpaid, big-market athletes are capable of.
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